Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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  • 18 min
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
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  • 16 min
Learn more about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with this interactive game, based on the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Test out some imaging techniques that neuroscientists use, like MRIs and PET scans, to see inside the human brain with this interactive.
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Identifying new ways to bypass the brain's elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
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Are you really in control of the decisions you make?
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  • 3 min
Originally performed to relieve the symptoms of epilepsy, split-brain experiments in the 1960s revealed that the left and right sides of the brain were good at different tasks.
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Studying sex differences in the brain may one day lead to new information about brain illnesses that affect one sex more than the other.
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Research using ferrets is providing a window into brain development that could lead to insights into conditions from autism to brain injury.
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Advances in chemistry, physics, and computer science have revolutionized neuroscience by giving scientists greater access to the living brain.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.